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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Port of Los Angeles High School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in San Pedro, CA. It has 980 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.
Address
250 W. Fifth St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Telephone
(310) 832-9201
Website

Port of Los Angeles High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1090
164 responses
Average ACT
24
71 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$51,538
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$949
Median Home Value
$496,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.41 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Fall Festival
    24%
  • Green Festival
    21%
  • Lunch!
    20%
  • Talent show
    16%
  • Prom
    4%
  • The Dance show
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
980
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,041
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,054/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.57 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.57 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.57 responses
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Port of Los Angeles High School Reviews

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Such a good school! It definitely challenges you and pushes you to be the best you can be. Most of the teachers are open and always there for students. The faculty are friendly and professional. The courses are difficult but it definitely prepares you for the difficult college life. College prep starts towards the end of junior year and picks up right away for senior year. Students are given the tools and opportunities for success.
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Port of Los Angeles High School is a great school as well aso community! Our school is all about preparing students for college as well as career wise. We also have fun, like our festivals about being green, Halloween festival as well as others. We don't have a cafeteria but we do have the option of pizza, sandwiches or even pic up stix! Safety, we're right next to the port police which is a great thing! Seriously recommend this school to any one who is looking for a great school that will guide you, and help you achieve your goals! The teachers and staff are amazing, willing to help as well as push you to succeed!
Before I graduated from Port of Los Angeles High School, the school had a very good reputation. Although it is a charter school, POLAHS offered a simulated college experience. Many of the classes provided a student with a good education as well as many extracurriculars the school has to offer. The athletic program is decent, with a variety of sports students can participate in (no football or track team). I am not sure about how POLAHS has changed every since I graduated.